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by old stuff
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: EVGA OC Scanner 1.1.0 Released
Replies: 9
Views: 5319

Re: EVGA OC Scanner 1.1.0 Released

Just picked up a bargain EVGA GT 430 card, and discovered this software is now up to version 1.6.1. What I can't find is a place that interprets the results of the benchmark test. I got a "Score 667 Points (222FPS)". Is that reasonable with my ageing setup?
by old stuff
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Best CPU upgrade for Intel D975XBX2
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Re: Best CPU upgrade for Intel D975XBX2

Thanks to everyone for their input. You have convinced me this is not a worthwhile endeavor. I could use a bit more speed processing video, and just picked up a bargain on a new video card and thought I would look at the CPU as well. The prices of the Q6600 and Q6700 make it less interesting though ...
by old stuff
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Best CPU upgrade for Intel D975XBX2
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Best CPU upgrade for Intel D975XBX2

I am thinking of upgrading the CPU on my Intel D975XBX2 MOBO from the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400. Would like recommendations for the best trade-off between value and performance for the LGA775 socket. Also, will I be limited to CPUs with a 1066 MHz system bus? Thanks for your input!
by old stuff
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 BIOS Update 2836
Replies: 13
Views: 5983

Re: Intel D975XBX2 BIOS Update 2836

Thanks, IRQ Conflict, for the suggestions, but still wouldn't run from safe mode. And I am pretty sure that I have not disabled driver signing for anything. I tried an older version of express bios update, and it was prepared to run, so it must have something to do with the new version. Guess I can ...
by old stuff
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 BIOS Update 2836
Replies: 13
Views: 5983

Re: Intel D975XBX2 BIOS Update 2836

When I try to install this express bios update on Vista 32 I get a "severe" error message that "This program is unable to continue. The system you are trying to update does not support Intel(R) Express BIOS update, or there are incompatible applications running. Please close all open applications an...
by old stuff
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: 3.25GB out of 4.0GB on 32-bit OSes on D975XBX2
Replies: 10
Views: 5115

Re: 3.25GB out of 4.0GB on 32-bit OSes on D975XBX2

Here is a MS KB article on the memory limitation on 32bit Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605
by old stuff
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: BX2, AHCI, and Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Re: BX2, AHCI, and Vista

You definitely should use F6 to install the AHCI/RAID driver before installing Vista. However, if you didn't and want to switch from IDE without a reinstall it is possible with a little work. See my June 22 post in this thread: http://forums.legitreviews.com/about10253.html DaddyRabbit notes a short...
by old stuff
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: getting E SATA to work on d975xbx2
Replies: 27
Views: 5933

Re: getting E SATA to work on d975xbx2

Sounds like you got the version of bios that you have to put on a floppy or cd. There are four versions of the bios, but the easiest to use is the Express Bios Update -- BX97520J.86A.2777.EB.EXE -- that is here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/13825/eng/BX97520J.86A.2777.EB.EXE&agr...
by old stuff
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: getting E SATA to work on d975xbx2
Replies: 27
Views: 5933

Re: getting E SATA to work on d975xbx2

If the e-sata drive is working, you probably don't need the Marvell driver, which is to set up the Marvell controller for the three blue/one red SATA ports for RAID. Have you checked out the e-sata drive on device manager to see what it says about the driver? You also might want to try updating the ...
by old stuff
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: getting E SATA to work on d975xbx2
Replies: 27
Views: 5933

Re: getting E SATA to work on d975xbx2

First, make sure that the secondary SATA controller is enabled in bios.

You can get the Marvell driver here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_ ... n&lang=eng
by old stuff
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: ubuntu
Replies: 13
Views: 3723

Re: ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my Vista 32 system because HP doesn't support my old HP ScanJet 6200C. I had struggled to get it working with a couple of other Linux distros with no luck, but had no problem with Ubuntu. Also was able to set up the dual boot with Vista from the Ubuntu GRUB. I don't use it much...
by old stuff
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975Xbx2 - Lowering CPU Voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: D975Xbx2 - Lowering CPU Voltage

Do you have the Intel Desktop Control Center installed? (Here is link for the Vista 32 version - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2578&DwnldID=11690&strOSs=164&OSFullName=Windows%20Vista*%2032&lang=eng ) This will allow you to change the temperature thresholds for the...
by old stuff
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: IDCC Performance Index
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

IDCC Performance Index

PassMark Software's Performance Index v1.1 that is included with the Intel Desktop Control Center doesn't appear to include any baselines to use for comparison. Does anyone know where to download baselines for it?
by old stuff
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: power pin on D975XBX2 front panel header
Replies: 1
Views: 1200

power pin on D975XBX2 front panel header

Should there be anything connected to the power pin (#9) on the Bad Axe 2 front panel header? I had no leads from my Ultra X-Blaster case that are not connected somewhere, but wonder if this could have anything to do with my HDD LED not functioning. I have checked the LED and it is good. :?
by old stuff
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 8011

Footnote: Unintended consequences While my HDD is spinning away as AHCI, evidently the change from IDE caused Vista to think I had changed the boot drive, and I had to reactivate. I have the OEM version so had to go the telephone call route. The nice lady couldn't explain to me why this was necessar...
by old stuff
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 8011

After some searching, I found that it is possible to switch from IDE to AHCI without a reinstall of Vista. One suggestion involved a registry change to reactivate the ACHI driver, another installed the Intel driver directly from the device manager. The method I used came from a suggestion on MS Vist...
by old stuff
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 8011

Single SATA

I understand the fastest access would be with it configured as AHCI (advanced Host Controller Interface), but this has to be set up before you install the OS. If you try to switch from IDE to AHCI after the OS is installed, it will not boot. I am not sure how much speed you gain by this, but I wasn'...
by old stuff
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 8011

ACL-
I expected the bios to detect the SATA drive and configure it appropriately. By the time I discovered that wasn't the case I had installed the OS and a bunch of other software, and didn't want to start over. :roll:
by old stuff
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: IBM I-series useful?
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

IBM I-series useful?

I have a 2621-46U Thinkpad that died after I spilled water on the keyboard. All in all it is pretty much obsolete, but has a good display and wondered if there was any potential to strip it down and use the chassis for a new build.
by old stuff
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 8011

LED good, still doesn't respond

As suggested by BlueMagic and Dandruff, I checked my LED and it is good, but still doesn't light up with HDD activity. The drive bios are set up as follows: Automatic Mode: enable ATA/IDE Mode - native Configure SATA as - IDE S.M.A.R.T. - enable The drive is attached to SATA Port 0 and is recognized...